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Gosling's Family Reserve Old rum is crafted in Bermuda from the same blend as Gosling Black Seal but is aged longer in dark barrels. Each bottle is hand-labelled and numbered.
Nice and sippable with a darker colour than your average rum. Worth tasting because it is a bit different, but doesn’t quite live up to expectations based on the price.
So delicious, smooth, charming. Simply, the best drink in my life.
For the price, age, and ratings, I expected more. Good taste, But not as smooth as I’d like.
A very fresh rum that can be enjoyed by most. One of my favourites
Highly recommend this rum. It's enjoyable and smooth.
Smell: Dry fruits, caramel, some spices, sweetness (reminds me of zacapa 23), some barrel (oak).
Taste: fruit, caramel, spice, slightly sweet, bitterness, some earth
Smells better than it tastes.
i really like this, but again another rum i wish had been sweetened less and presented at 90 proof. lovely treacle, caramel, and brown butter notes in nose and taste. really want this to be better, so much potential. for the price you can do a lot better. if they could fix the price or the proof, i could see this as a 9....
...the bottle is the best about it, like the champagne bottle look, even though there are far fancier and more costly looking bottles.
Well, the rum did not smell good at all, meaning so lush and boring...unfortunately the taste as well...I did not even wanted to finish the nosing glass,...
So happy I did not buy a bottle before a tasting.
Due to the fact, that it is a nice bottle and premium rum from Gosling's I rate it a 5.0.
Velmi příjemný rum, jemný, nasládlý. První zkušenost s touto značkou a velké překvapení!
Much better than normal Black Seal. Very rich and complex.
It is a little expensive, but I think it is worth it.
However, it's not the best rum for me.
Not bad, not great. And a bit syrupy for my taste. I had it neat. Will try again with some ice and see what happens.
A buddy picked up a bottle of this and he and some friends went pirate on its ass and finished the bottle ... “ why is the alway gone “” so he picked up another bottle to bring home , to my luck I got to sample said bottle my buddy is smitten with this one and loves the absolute smoothness of it I’m kinda of it’s a very good rum but not my bottle thanks
But as the title says numbers matter as these are numbered by year and cask so not every bottle will taste the exact same
Now he picked up for $65 cdn so not a bad price for a top notch drinker 👍
Un très bon rum mais pour le prix il y en a des meilleurs. Tous de même un rum qui se démarque!
Bra förpackning, bra historia. Men framförallt en topp rom med mycket sötma och lång eftersmak, topp 10.
Very strong alcoholic aroma and burn. Fruity tones and rough alcoholic burn. Reminds me of irish whiskey.
Gosling's Family Reserve Old - good and cheap but very sweet , good for rum&coke
I purchased a bottle while visit Bermuda and have been enjoying as a sipper, nice sweet warm taste, will definitely buy again
Drinking it right now. This is a real rum. What a good rum should taste like. It's the the best I ever had but it would be great to drink in a leather arm chair by a fire listen to Exotica by Martin Denny
Long leg, strong kick, a little bit heavy but with nice aromas of honey cinnamon and smoked oak barrel. Pleasant
I recieved a bottle of this from students at the end of a term. Fantastic presentation from the straw filled box to the wax seal on the bottle. Once poured, the sweet smell of molasses & the contrasting scent of tobacco touch your senses. Once it hits your tongue the molasses continues and picks up cinnamon and nutmeg along the way. The finish is long and warm, smokey and fruity. What a great find.
I wanted to love this rum. I didn’t. All the notes of wood and amazing flavor typically found in an older rum were missing. Reminded me of just molasses.
40%. Don't let the packaging fool you... there's no age statement (NAS), so could be 2yo (or unaged) with a drop of 16. Also no additives disclosures. Notes: whoa, big chocolate chip cookie rum. Loads of brown sugar. Very rich and sweet. Very sweet. Slightly bitter, molasses-y finish, with a good bite.
A very strange experience, for this price point. I tried it at the house of a friend who is also into rum, and had been given a bottle by another friend. We all tried it, and praised certain qualities, but when the gifter left the room, my friend and I exchanged knowing looks. We were both pretty disappointed. There may only be 15g/L of added sugar, but the whole package is just sweet and messy. I'm really not impressed, and I don't want more. I don't drink rum for dessert. This is kind of an insult. And it just saddens me that so many people are willing to shell out so much cash for a mediocre rum when so many better ones are available for far less!
Made from molasses from what I understand. Accordingly, tastes a little more complex and deeper than most of the rums I've had so far. Still pretty smooth and very good. Better than a lot of the ones I've had so far.